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Ala. Kicker Gets Condolence Letter —From Dubya

Bush pens letter of support after 3 botched kicks in Iron Bowl loss

(Newser) - From one No. 43 to another: Alabama Crimson Tide kicker Cade Foster, who has been receiving death threats since missing three field goals in his team's 34-28 Iron Bowl loss to Auburn a few weeks ago, has received words of encouragement from somebody who knows a thing or two... More »

Ala. Fan Killed After Woman 'Went Crazy' Over Loss

'She said we weren't real Alabama fans'

(Newser) - A senseless killing in Alabama: The sister of a woman shot dead after last week's Iron Bowl game says she was killed by a fellow fan enraged that her group didn't seem upset enough by the Crimson Tide's loss to archrivals Auburn, reports the Clarion-Ledger . Michelle Shepherd,... More »

Auburn Shooting Suspect Surrenders

Desmonte Leonard faces three capital murder charges

(Newser) - The man suspected of a triple murder near Alabama's Auburn University has surrendered to federal agents after a three-day manhunt. Desmonte Leonard, 22, has been charged with three counts of capital murder and two counts of assault in the shooting that left three people dead—including two former Auburn... More »

3 Dead in Auburn University Shootings

A third current player is also injured, expected to survive

(Newser) - A shooting last night at an off-campus Auburn University apartment complex has left three dead, including two former Auburn football players, reports the Birmingham News and MSNBC . Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips were both killed after a fight broke out at a pool party and one or two men began... More »

Auburn U's 130-Year-Old Oak Trees Are Poisoned

Alabama fan charged, and trees may not survive

(Newser) - A 62-year-old man has been charged with criminal mischief in a crime that cuts to the heart of Auburn University. Harvey Updyke Jr. allegedly poisoned the 130-year-old oak trees at Toomer's Corner on the edge of campus that serve as mascots of sorts for the school. Generations of students have... More »

BCS Title Game Is a No-Brainer, for Once

Oregon and Auburn on track to play for championship

(Newser) - Often around this time of year, the powers-that-be in the college football world have a mess on their hands in picking the two teams to play for the national title. This year it's easy, thanks to Boise State's surprising loss last night. If No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Auburn... More »

5 Football Saturdays to Savor

Hype machine already churning for Ohio State-USC showdown Sept. 13

(Newser) - With the college football season set to kick off Thursday, blogger The Kid outlines the five weekends that will help decide who plays in the national championship game on Jan. 8 in Miami.
  • Aug. 30: Illinois and Missouri square off in St. Louis; Clemson and Alabama meet in Atlanta. “
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Coaches Take Lessons From Iraq Troops

Mideast trip inspires grid bosses from Notre Dame, Auburn, Miami

(Newser) - Five big-name college football coaches toured the Middle East for five days, but it was they who came away star-struck by the troops—particularly the teamwork they witnessed among kids the same age as their own players. "We put signs up saying, 'Leave your egos at the door,'"... More »

Texas A&M Dismisses UTSA With Ease

Lacey leads Iowa State by Georgia Tech, GW beats Auburn

(Newser) - Texas-San Antonio literally handed Texas A&M a 91-52 win in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament today, reports the Associated Press. The Roadrunners turned the ball over 30 times, and the Aggies scored 38 points off the miscues. Thanks to their sloppiness with the ball, 15th-seeded UTSA... More »

UCLA Destroys Cal to Advance in Pac-10

Xavier finishes off Dayton; Ogilvy leads Vandy over Auburn

(Newser) - Foul trouble kept Kevin Love quiet in the first half, but early in the second fans heard him loud and clear. UCLA’s center hit three consecutive shots from beyond the arc to help the Bruins rout the California Golden Bears, 88-66, less than a week after a controversial finish... More »

Calipari Gets No. 400 as Memphis Rolls

Tennessee bludgeons Auburn, Butler edges Illinois-Chicago

(Newser) - Coach John Calipari earned his 400th victory last night, as his No.1 Tigers easily defeated Tulane, 97-71. The victory continues an intimidating Memphis regular season winning streak dating back to March 2006, including 35 straight conference victories, the AP reports. Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 29 to lead the Tigers' attack.... More »

Auburn Grills Clemson in Chick-Fil-A Bowl 23-20

Oklahoma also grabs win in late bowl action

(Newser) - Auburn's rookie signal-caller Kodi Burns made the most of limited touches in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, throwing for one touchdown and running for another—the game-winner in overtime—to deny Clemson its first 10-win season since 1990. "He'll go in as No. 1," said coach Tommy Tuberville of Burns,... More »

Tide Coach Compares 9/11, Pearl Harbor to Alabama Loss

Argues catastrophe breeds resolve

(Newser) - Alabama Coach Nick Saban may have pushed the metaphor too far, raising the specters of some of the darkest moments in American history in reference to Saturday's humiliating loss to LA-Monroe. "Changes in history usually come from a catastrophic event...it may be 9/11...Pearl Harbor kind of got... More »

2-Loss Florida Wins to Stay Atop SEC East

LSU, still the only 1-loss SEC team, keeps BCS hopes alive with last-second victory

(Newser) - The Southeastern Conference no longer has any undefeated teams, and with big upsets coming thick and fast this college football season, twice-beaten schools like Florida may have a real chance at a national title. The Gators beat Kentucky 45-37 last night to join a three-way tie of 3-2 teams leading... More »

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